The Emerging Strategic Entrepreneurship Field: Origins, Key Tenets and Research Gaps

Nicolai J. Foss, Jacob Lyngsie

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    The field of strategic entrepreneurship is a fairly recent one. Its central idea is that opportunity-seeking and advantage-seeking — the former the central subject of the entrepreneurship field, the latter the central subject of the strategic management field — are processes that need to be considered jointly. The purpose of this brief chapter is to explain the emergence of SE theory field in terms of a response to research gaps in the neighboring fields of entrepreneurship and strategic management; describe the main tenets of SE theory; discuss its relations to neighboring fields; and finally describe some research gaps in extant theory, mainly focusing on the need to provide clear microfoundations for SE theory and link it to organizational design theory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherInstitut for Strategic Management and Globalization
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Print)9788791815690
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    SeriesSMG Working Paper


    • Strategic management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Microfoundations
    • Organizational design

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